Dr. Timothy Plerhoples, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Robotic Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Timothy Plerhoples, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

“As a surgeon, I truly enjoy connecting with patients and believe everyone deserves the highest level of care. I aim to make patients and their families feel as comfortable as possible while navigating through an increasingly complicated healthcare system."


Profile Details


  • Mayo Clinic, 2014-2015
  • Stanford University, Surgical Education Research Fellowhip, 2009-2011


  • Inova Fairfax Hospital, 2012-2014
  • Stanford University, 2007-2012


  • BA, Harvard University, 2000
  • MPH, Boston University, 2003
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, 2007

Professional Distinctions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • John Harvard Scholarship

  • Weisman International Internship Grant

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery (ASCRS)

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS)

  • Chesapeake Colorectal Society

  • Medical Society of Virginia


Timothy Plerhoples, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC.

Dr. Plerhoples began his professional education at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning his undergraduate degree. After graduation, he stayed in Massachusetts, obtaining his Master of Public Health from Boston University. 

Dr. Plerhoples earned his Doctor of Medicine from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City. Then, he moved west to pursue surgical training at Stanford University in Stanford, California. During that time, Dr. Plerhoples authored several journal publications about improving surgical techniques and patient care.

Before entering private practice, Dr. Plerhoples completed a surgical residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Annandale, Virginia, and a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

When he isn’t in the operating suite or developing custom treatment plans, Dr. Plerhoples enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He’s also an avid guitar player, hiker, fisherman, and grill master.